Gardeners and graves

The Rockford Garden Club is taking an active advisory role on the renovation of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery by the Rockford Lions Club. Pictured (l–r) are Garden Club members Tom Healy, Club President Kathy Healy, Dave Hoovler, and master gardener Nancy Hoovler.

On Friday evening, Aug. 19, Rockford Garden Club President Kathy Healy and members master gardener Nancy Hoovler, Dave Hoovler and Tom Healy assessed the progress of the Rockford Lions Club renovation of the old Pioneer Cemetery next to North Rockford Middle School on Division. To assure a proper landscaping of this historical site, the Garden […]

‘The Fish’ is back!

Behind every great fisherman stands an understanding wife. On the banks of

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Fish stories, by their very nature, get bigger and bigger and bigger every time they are retold. This one is no exception. When Rockford resident Tom Healy boated a monster world record brown trout while fishing in the Manistee River last September it set forth a series of events that continue […]

Harbinger of spring visits DeVos Place

Rockford’s

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Sixty-five years and counting, Michigan’s oldest sport show played out to record crowds this past weekend at the Showspan Inc.-produced Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. From new boats and accessories to fishing tackle and hunting gear, along with representatives from sporting goods suppliers, there was something […]

World record trout on display in Rockford

With the biggest smile of his life, Tom Healy struggles to hold up his monster fish for the camera.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Has there ever been a fisherman who has not harbored the thought of one day catching a world record fish? On September 9 of last year (09/09/09) that day arrived for 35-year Rockford resident and avid fisherman, Tom Healy. Fishing on the Manistee River with his long-time fishing buddy, Bob […]

Rockford man lands likely world-record trout

Record-fish

Fish featured on ESPN, Field and Stream It’s been said that Manistee is one of the best places to fish in the world. That may have been proven true on Wednesday, September 9. Tom Healy of Rockford reeled in a potential new world record brown trout with his 41.45-pound catch Wednesday morning on the Big […]